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Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Evita
Evita Director
(1996)
Angel Heart
Angel Heart Director
(1987)
Mississippi Burning
(1988)
The Life of David Gale
(2003)

Filmography

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 1996 Evita
 1996 Madonna: You Must Love Me (Video short)
 1990 Renegade MTV Special (TV Movie)
 1987 Angel Heart
 1984 Birdy
 1982 Pink Floyd: Hey You (Short)
 1980 Fame
 1976 No Hard Feelings (TV Movie)
 1976 Bugsy Malone
 1975 The Evacuees (TV Movie)
 1974 Our Cissy (Short)
 1974/I Footsteps (Short)
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Other Works:

Book of cartoons: "Hares in the Gate". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Alan William Parker | Sir Alan Parker
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Personal Quote:

[on how he wrote his first screenplay Melody (1971)] I hadn't really thought about writing a screenplay at the time. I hadn't started directing, except for a few commercials in the basement of the agency where I worked. I was quite happy in advertising and had some success as a copywriter, so to get a film made of my script was as much a surprise as a thrill. (...) David Puttnam and Charles ... See more »

Trivia:

In an interview for The Road to Wellville (1994), Parker stated that his mission as a filmmaker was to make at least one movie for each genre available. See more »

Trademark:

Films based on True Stories See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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